The LA Chargers have added a lot of talent in the offseason thus far and some would say that the team is having a near-perfect showing. This is without the 2022 NFL Draft, where the Chargers can land a legitimate blue-chipper early in the draft while also building out depth with later picks.
Last year, the Chargers had arguably the perfect first two rounds in the 2021 NFL Draft. Prior to the draft, the dream scenario for the Bolts was Rashawn Slater falling to 13 and Asante Samuel Jr. falling to 47. Naysayers said that fans were crazy to think that both Slater and Samuel would fall to LA, with Slater being a top-10 projected prospect.
But both did, and the Chargers had the easiest two selections to make. While it is unlikely that a perfect scenario would happen two years in a row, if we have learned anything about the NFL Draft, it is that it can be unpredictable.
What would a dream first three picks look like for the LA Chargers?
Trading down is something that should absolutely be considered by the team. If there is a quarterback that the Pittsburgh Steelers really like on the board at 17 the Chargers should make some calls and see if the Steelers are interested in leap-frogging the New Orleans Saints.
However, in this dream scenario a higher prospect falls to the Bolts at 17, making a trade-back unlikely. If there is someone who the Bolts grade very high on their board then there is no chance that they would trade back. That is the situation here.
Thus, the Chargers' first three picks in the draft are 17th overall, 79th overall and 123rd overall.